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Windows 7: Before you can save files, you need to encrypt with BitLocker

15 Aug 2015   #1
ldbart

Windows 7 Professional 64-Bit
 
 
Before you can save files, you need to encrypt with BitLocker

Hello,

Please help!
I have a 64-bit Windows 7 Professional O/S.
I've used external HDDs for months now, but today when I plug any external/portable HDD/SDD in it prompts me "Before you can save files on this drive, you need to encrypt it using BitLocker"...!!!
See attached screen shot.

I can open the drive, but I cannot do a thing with it. This is causing me all kinds of grief.

I didn't even know I had BitLocker on my laptop, as it is Windows 7 Pro. I don't want it.

There is no BitLocker option when I write-click my drive. There is no BitLocker To Go installed etc...

Can someone help me to write to my drives and remove BitLocker if needed??

Kind Regards,
LB




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15 Aug 2015   #2
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

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15 Aug 2015   #3
ldbart

Windows 7 Professional 64-Bit
 
 

Hi, Thanks for the reply. I have disabled all of the BitLocker options in the gpedit.msc screen already.
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15 Aug 2015   #4
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

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15 Aug 2015   #5
ldbart

Windows 7 Professional 64-Bit
 
 

Thanks, but I do not have any BitLocker options as I am running Win 7 Pro.

I'm currently trying to upgrade to Win 7 Ultimate and that does have BitLocker options, so hopefully that will resolve it.
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